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Summer Brunch July 2, 2011

Filed under: Brunch — krandle @ 12:43 pm
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After way too many weeks of planning, my big summer brunch finally happened. The credit for inspiring the brunch goes to Madame Fromage – her post about brunch got me thinking about having a get together for a bunch of our friends-who-we-really-like-but-don’t-fit-into-a-friend-group people over. And, I only like nice, interesting people, I think everyone had an alright time. [And if they didn’t, they at least left full.]

I followed lots of different brunch recommendations when planning the menu and whatnot; per usual, BGSK came to the rescue with a lot of great suggestions. I ended up assembling a quiche to be baked a week in advance (and freezing it in the meantime), doing all my quickbreads and cookies a day or two before, and doing light assembly the day of the brunch, which cut down on the stress of having a brunch for 10 (as much as you can cut down on that stress when you’re doing it for the first time). Doing prep beforehand was also nice since I could rope the boyfriend into pitching in ahead of time when we could be a little more relaxed about getting everything done.

[I really have nothing witty to say about this brunch – it was a lot of fun and a lot of work – but I’m terribly thrilled about how it turned out, so I didn’t quite want to quit bragging about it…]

Anyhow, in case you want to see a really delicious brunch menu, or want to link to the specific recipes, see below.

Summer Brunch for 10

Strawberry and Blackberry Bellinis

4 Types of Summer Crostini

Cantaloupe

Banana Bread Muffins

Cornbread

Aztec Quiche

Bacon

Oatmeal Cookies

Shaved Squash Salad [ok, I made this for the brunch, but forgot to take it out the fridge. It still counts.]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle

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